Icehotel – A STUNNING SWEDISH LANDMARK SINCE 1989
Every year when the winter comes, the pristine waters the meandering of Torne River slow down and freeze into ice. On one chilly day in 1989, the first ever Icehotel was hand-sculpted out of these massive ice blocks harvested from this very river running alongside. Today, over three decades later, Icehotel has become a must-visit Swedish landmark for travelers from all parts of the globe.
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Each winter since the first and the original Icehotel was built, passionate artists gather in the modest town of Jukkasjäarvi to build a new rendition of this Arctic wonder. When the spring comes, the hotel is then left to melt and find its way back to nature. Each coming winter brings a one-of-a-kind version of the Icehotel, promising a new set of treasured memories just waiting to unfold in this stunning Swedish destination.
INSIDE THE WORLD’S FIRST AND MOST FAMOUS ICEHOTEL
The Icehotel is a bucket list staple for every Arctic adventure. How this Swedish landmark is creatively redesigned and reborn each winter season is truly a treat to the senses. But the real experience lies in staying a night here. Accommodation in the seasonal winter hotel ranges from standard ice rooms to more elegant art suites. Ice rooms are furnished with decor and beds made of ice. Art suites, on the other hand, offer an even more special experience – staying in a room uniquely designed by commissioned artists from all over the world. By its nature, each suite is ephemeral and has never previously been created.
A COOL EXPERIENCE FOR ANYONE AT ANY TIME OF THE YEAR
Thankfully, whatever the season, there is an extraordinary experience awaiting anyone who visits. At ICEHOTEL 365, the newest addition to this Swedish landmark, anyone who wishes to go on an ice escapade can get to do so no matter the season. As the first permanent ice and snow hotel ever to be built, guests can now enjoy this unique Arctic adventure all year round. Have you ever imagined yourself sleeping in a room built out of ice? This and so much more are prepared for you in the massive 2100 square meter ice hall. Among the exciting attractions and activities that await are an art exhibit featuring hand-carved ice sculptures, a five-course menu highlighting Scandinavian delicacies, and the famous Ice Bar, which serves drinks in unique ice-carved glasses. Can a trip to the north get any cooler than this?